The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) released a new document called Health and Health Care Implications of Systemic Racism on Indigenous Peoples in Canada. It was developed to address recommendations made in the recent report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC).

Systemic racism leads to health inequities that are reflective of the broad disadvantage that Indigenous communities and individuals in Canada often face. The CFPC is pleased to release this document to help our members advocate for improved health equity: in their clinical practices, through local communities, through education and continuing professional development activities, and in advocacy with Indigenous organizations.

Here you will find the CFPC information release highlighting the importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and outlining the CFPC guide’s role in identifying opportunities to address inequities that continue to persist in the health care of Indigenous peoples.